Psalms 86
Psalm 86
Lament and Petition
A prayer of David.
1Listen, Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.#Ps 17:6; 31:2; 70:5
2Protect my life, for I am faithful.#1Sm 2:9; Ps 37:28
You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you.#Ps 109:26
3Be gracious to me, Lord,
for I call to you all day long.#Ps 25:5; 88:9
4Bring joy to your servant’s life,
because I appeal to you, Lord.#Ps 25:1; 43:5
5For you, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive,#Ps 130:4
abounding in faithful love to all who call on you.#Ps 103:8; 145:8
6 Lord, hear my prayer;
listen to my plea for mercy.#Ps 55:1-2
7I call on you in the day of my distress,
for you will answer me.#Gn 35:3; Ps 17:6; 20:1
8Lord, there is no one like you among the gods,
and there are no works like yours.#Ex 15:11; Dt 3:24; Ps 89:6
9All the nations you have made
will come and bow down before you, Lord,
and will honor your name.#Ps 22:7; Is 66:24; Rv 15:4
10For you are great and perform wonders;
you alone are God.#2Kg 19:15; Ps 72:18; 83:18; Jr 10:6
11Teach me your way, Lord,
and I will live by your truth.
Give me an undivided mind to fear your name.#Ps 25:4-5; 26:3
12I will praise you with all my heart, Lord my God,
and will honor your name forever.#Ps 111:1
13For your faithful love for me is great,
and you rescue my life from the depths of Sheol.#Ps 30:3; Ezk 26:20
14God, arrogant people have attacked me;
a gang of ruthless men intends to kill me.
They do not let you guide them.#86:14 Lit They do not set you in front of them#Ps 54:3
15But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
slow to anger and abounding in faithful love and truth.#Ex 34:6; Nm 14:18; Neh 9:17
16Turn to me and be gracious to me.
Give your strength to your servant;
save the son of your female servant.#Ps 25:16; 68:35
17Show me a sign of your goodness;
my enemies will see and be put to shame
because you, Lord, have helped and comforted me.#Ps 112:10; 132:18

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